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Silhouette at Sunset
Silhouette at Sunset

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Challenge: Silhouettes III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Dunraven Bay, South Wales, UK
Date: Aug 24, 2006
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125/1
Galleries: Family, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2006

I reckon the image might suffer due to the silhouettes aren't solid black, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Shot in RAW, converted with Raw Shooter Essentials. Slight Curves adjustment in Photoshop CS2.

Place: 83 out of 352
Avg (all users): 5.8854
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.5960
Avg (non-participants): 6.0714
Views since voting: 1030
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 253
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/11/2006 09:32:51 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hi Darren,

Welcome back to DPC.

I love the feeling this shots conveys. For me at least it is a very effective shot. I personally really like both the sky and the sun peaking out of the boys pocket. I'm guessing you were at the wide end of your lens - very nice.

This would have got a 7 or 8 from me. Why not a 10? I'm not a huge fan of the central subject and the large swath of negative space below the kids. So a different composition would have won me over. Would that have increased your overall vote? Hard to say - take a look at your comments peopel are divided on whether or not they like your placing of the sun.

I hope my comments help and Good Luck in future Challenges!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2006 11:21:25 AM
love the sun peeking out of his pocket..well done...
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09/03/2006 09:10:32 AM
The sun "in" the boy's pants spoils it for me.
Other than that, it's a good shot.
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09/01/2006 03:25:25 PM
Very nice photo. Nice textures(sky,clouds,water and black forground) A little less sun and the kids a little further apart.(so you can see a more distinct holding of hands)
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09/01/2006 05:19:10 AM
Great color contrast!
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08/31/2006 02:14:59 PM
I can barely see the color of the girl's shirt, but I still can. It does meet challenge, but that's going to take a point off or so. I love the color of the clouds, and the ocean is nice and level. The placement of the sun is great. I like the placement of the objects; very good. It gets a little dark on the top of the image, though. I don't think I like that... of course, this was a basic editing one, so you couldn't burn that section...
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08/31/2006 09:28:11 AM
08/30/2006 07:35:18 PM
Would have loved the sun in the middle
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08/30/2006 03:13:53 PM
Well done, great light, comp., and exp. 9.
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08/30/2006 01:56:22 PM
The boy could have covered the sun
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